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by Provided by the SeaWiFS Project, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, and ORBIMAGE
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This may be SeaWiFS' last good view this year of the turbid waters of James Bay before they freeze over. Sensor: OrbView-2/SeaWiFS. Data Start Date: 12/2/99.
Topic: Where -- James Bay
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=1046
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by Images and animation courtesy NASA GSFC .)
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NASA's <a href="http://terra.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Terra</a> spacecraft has assembled the most complete view ever of the world's air pollution travelling through the atmosphere, across continents and oceans. For the first time, policymakers and scientists now have a way to identify the major sources of air pollution and to closely track where the pollution goes, anywhere on Earth. The false colors in these images represent levels of carbon...
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Terra, Where -- Toronto
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=15738
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by NASA GSFC, MITI, ERSDAC, JAROS, and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team
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This image of the city of Tokyo was acquired on March 22, 2000 by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) on NASA's Terra satellite. With its 14 spectral bands from the visible to the thermal infrared wavelength region, and its high spatial resolution of 15 to 90 meters (about 50 to 300 feet), ASTER will image the earth for the next 6 years to map and monitor the changing surface of our planet.This false color infrared image covers an area 60 km wide and 75 km...
Topics: What -- Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer, What -- ASTER, What --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=330
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by Robert Simmon, NASA Goddard DAAC
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A rare tornado swept through Salt Lake City August 11, 1999, killing one person and injuring more than 70 others. Winds were in the 110-150 miles per hour range, and damaged several large buildings in the city's downtown.Images like these from the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES) help meteorologists track violent storms. Sensor: GOES/GOES. Data Start Date: 8/11/99.
Topics: What -- Environmental Satellite, Where -- Salt Lake City, Where -- Utah
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=4
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by Jeff Schmaltz
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This image of Scotland was acquired May 5, 2006 by the MODIS on the Aqua satellite. Scotland occupies the northern part of Great Britain and is about two-thirds the size of England and Wales. The river Tweed and the Cheviot Hills form Scotland’s southern border. Scotland is a small country, only 274 miles long, but the coastline is so jagged that it actually adds up to 2000 miles! Sensor: Aqua/MODIS. Data Start Date: 5/5/06.
Topic: What -- Aqua
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=20855
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by Image courtesy NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL,
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The estuarine and marine environments of the United States’ eastern seaboard provide the setting for a variety of natural and human activities associated with the flow of water. This set of Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer images from October 11, 2000 captures the intricate system of barrier islands, wetlands, and estuaries comprising the coastal environments of North Carolina and southern Virginia. On the right-hand side of the images, a thin line of land provides a tenuous separation...
Topics: What -- Sun, Where -- United States of America, Where -- North Carolina, Where -- Virginia, Where...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2104
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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These true-color images of Indonesia were acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer in mid-May 2002. Fire season was not fully underway in the region, and skies over the large island of Borneo, with Malaysia at its northwest coast, are cloud-covered, but not hazy with air pollution. The horizontally situated island of java appears to be experiencing some haze at its western end, and a few scattered fires (red dots) were detected. These images were acquired on May 17 and 19,...
Topics: Where -- Indonesia, Where -- Malaysia
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=3624
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by Image courtesy NASA/GSFC/MITI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and the U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team
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History permeates every corner of the magnificent city of Rome, Italy, famed as the Eternal City. Situated on seven hills along the Tiber River in central Italy—the site of settlements dating from 1500 BC—ancient Rome arose as a republic and a significant world force in the 6th century BC. The empire reached its zenith during the early 2nd century AD. The urban population swelled, aqueducts brought fresh water to the city, and a succession of emperors built splendid temples, forums, and...
Topics: What -- ASTER, Where -- Rome, Where -- Italy
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16481
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by Robert Simmon, Goddard DAAC
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Hurricane Bret, the first of the 1999 season, crashed into the Gulf Coast of Texas late in the evening of August 22nd. At its strongest a category 4 hurricane (with winds over 135 mph), it quickly weakened once it moved over land. The large amounts of rain the storm delivered--as much as 25 inches--caused flooding in South Texas. Sensor: GOES/GOES. Data Start Date: 8/22/99. Data End Date: 8/22/99.
Topic: Where -- Texas
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2
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by Image courtesy Ron Beck, Satellite Systems Branch
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Bordered on its east side by the Detroit River, which connects Lake Saint Clair (east) to Lake Erie (south), Detroit is Michigan’s largest city. In this scene, the blue-gray cluster of pixels shows the greater Detroit area. East of Lake Saint Clair and north of Lake Erie lies the southernmost corner of Canada’s Ontario province. Windsor, Ontario, is the cluster of blue-gray pixels that sits just across the river from Detroit. The dark greens to the northwest are heavily vegetated land...
Topics: What -- Landsat 7, Where -- France, Where -- Michigan
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16367
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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The <a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) on the <a href="http://aqua.nasa.gov/" target="outlink"> Aqua</a> satellite captured this stunning view of Japan’ four largest islands on February 20, 2004. The snow-covered southern arm of Hokkaido extends into the upper left corner. Honshu, Japan’s largest island, curves across...
Topic: Where -- Japan
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6210
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by ASTER Instrument Team, ASTER Project ,
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A flyby around Mt Fuji volcano, Japan was created completely from ASTER data, It shows how ASTER's stereo imaging capability will allow us to produce detailed elevation data. Topography is one of the most important and basic characteristics of the land. By combining the elevation with image data, we can visualize the 3-dimensional properties of the landscape. Over the lifetime of the mission we plan to acquire stereo data for the entire land surface of Earth. Sensor: Terra/ASTER.
Topics: What -- ASTER, What -- STEREO, What -- Earth, Where -- Japan
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=93
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This is an image of the area around the city of Angkor, Cambodia. The city houses an ancient complex of more than 60 temples dating back to the 9th century. The principal complex, Angkor Wat, is the bright square just left of the center of the image. It is surrounded by a reservoir that appears in this image as a thick black line. The larger bright square above Angkor Wat is another temple complex called Angkor Thom. Archeologists studying this image believe the blue- purple area slightly north...
Topics: What -- Spaceborne Imaging Radar, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Endeavour, What -- Earth,...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=596
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by Animation by Robert Simmon, courtesy of the Global Hydrology and Climate Center
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In this animation, lightning flashes -- recorded during the NASA Lightning Imaging Sensor's pass over storms moving through Oklahoma in October 1998 -- are overlaid on high-resolution infrared cloud-top data from the orbiting Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite. High flash rates visible in the heaviest storm areas may indicate the potential for tornado formation. With an optical sensor locked into geostationary orbit over the Earth, such useful information would be available...
Topics: What -- Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM), What -- Earth, Where -- Oklahoma
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=15412
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by NASA image created by Jesse Allen, Earth Observatory, using data provided courtesy of the University of Maryland’s
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Covering 6,641 square kilometers (2,564 square miles), Banff National Park lies on the eastern slope of the Rocky Mountains in Alberta, Canada. Banff was the first national park declared in Canada, and the third national park in the world. The park’s origin lies in an accidental discovery of a cave containing hot springs in 1883. The park began as a 26-square-kilometer hot springs preserve.The Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus (ETM+) instrument on NASA’s Landsat satellite captured this...
Topics: What -- Discovery, What -- Landsat, Where -- Canada
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=17469
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by NASA image created by Jesse Allen, Earth Observatory, using data obtained from the University of Maryland’s .
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On Easter Sunday in 1722, a Dutch explorer sailing in the vast and nearly landless waters of the South Pacific Ocean came upon a small island, alone in more than 8.5 million square miles of sea. In honor of the religious holiday, the explorer, Jacob Roggevee, called the lonely spot Easter Island. Today, the native people call the island Rapa Nui, but the oldest known name appears to be Te Pito o Te Henua, or “The Center (or Navel) of the World.”When the Dutch sailors arrived, the isolated...
Topics: What -- Explorer, What -- Crater, What -- Rana, What -- GOES-O, What -- Discovery, Where -- Pacific...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=17133
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by Jeff Schmaltz
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This MODIS image shows the country of South Africa. One of the most prominent features is the Cape of Good Hope, which is the little hook of land jutting out from the southern edge of South Africa, right in the center of the image. The Cape was first rounded by Portuguese navigator Bartolomeu Dias in 1488, who called it the Cape of Storms. It was later named the Cape of Good Hope by John II of Portugal; the first rounding of the Cape was a major step for Europeans looking for a trade route to...
Topics: Where -- South Africa, Where -- Portugal
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=20839
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by Image courtesy NASA/GSFC/MITI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan
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For almost 2,000 years, the River Thames has served as the life force of London, capital of the United Kingdom and one of the world’s most famous cities. In AD 43 the Romans established the trading settlement of Londinium at a favorable crossing point on the river. The Romans remained until the 5th century, when the city came under Saxon control. The early 17th century saw enormous growth, but the deadly plague of 1664 and 1665 ravaged the population, and in the following year the Great Fire,...
Topics: What -- Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer, What -- ASTER, What --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16358
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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The Atlas Mountains form a barrier between Morocco’s green coastal zone and the northwestern edge of the vast Sahara Desert. This strikingly clear image of northern Morocco was acquired on January 21, 2004, by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (<a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov">MODIS</a>) on NASA’s <a href="http://aqua.nasa.gov/">Aqua</a> satellite. Along the shore, sediment colors the waters of...
Topics: What -- Atlas, Where -- Morocco, Where -- Atlantic Ocean, Where -- Algeria
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6717
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It takes a view from above to appreciate the giant designs the ancient Nazca people carved into the Peruvian desert. This view from the Ikonos satellite reveals a giant spiral, a spider, and perfectly straight lines that stretch for kilometers across the desert. The Nazca created these geoglyphs between 200 BCE and AD 600 by clearing away the dark red top soil and stone, leaving the pale underlying soil exposed. Since the plain where the lines are carved receives little rain or wind, the lines...
Topics: What -- Discovery, Where -- Peru
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=17305
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by Image courtesy Reto Stockli, Brian Montgomery, and Robert Simmon, based on data from the
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This true-color image of Mexico was acquired by the Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), flying aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft. In areal extent, Mexico is the third largest country on the continent of North America (not counting Greenland, which is a province of Denmark), comprised of almost 2 million square kilometers (756,000 square miles) of land. Home to roughly 100 million people, Mexico is second only to the United States in population, making it the world's largest...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Mexico City, Where -- Greenland, Where -- Denmark, Where -- United States...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=15598
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The Dasht-e Kevir, or Great Salt Desert, is the largest desert in Iran. It is primarily uninhabited wasteland, composed of mud and salt marshes covered with crusts of salt that protect the meager moisture from completely evaporating.This image was acquired by <a HREF="http://landsat7.usgs.gov/">Landsat 7’s</a> Enhanced Thematic Mapper plus (ETM+) sensor on October 24, 2000. This is a false-color composite image made using infrared, green, and red...
Topics: What -- Landsat 7, Where -- Iran
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2708
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by Image courtesy Brian Montgomery, NASA GSFC; data by Paul Lowman and Jacob Yates, NASA GSFC
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This tectonic relief map of the north pole is the result of new satellite-based technologies which are being used to analyze tectonic activity in the Earth's crust. These maps, known as Digital Tectonic Activity Maps (DTAMs), synoptically depict the architecture of the Earth's crust including current and past tectonic activity. This is significant because it permits researchers to view broad zones of activity over the entire surface of the Earth, rather than focusing on single boundary...
Topic: What -- Earth
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=1491
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by Image courtesy NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, Jim Knighton () of Clear Light Image Products produced the image mosaic. Please note that the image shown here is at a pixel resolution of approximately 1.1 kilometers, but a more detailed version at a resolution of 278 meters is available from the producer. Text by Clare Averill (Raytheon ITSS / Jet Propulsion Laboratory).
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This natural-color satellite image shows the meeting place of Earth's second largest and second smallest continents: Africa and Europe. This image is a mosaic of numerous images captured throughout 2000-02 by the vertical-viewing (nadir) camera on the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) on NASA’s <a HREF="http://terra.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Terra</a> satellite.From the northeast (upper right), the image traverses a portion of the...
Topics: What -- MISR, What -- Atlas, What -- Earth, What -- Terra, Where -- The Valley, Where -- France,...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=17131
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This is a radar image of a region in northern Sudan called the Keraf Suture that reveals newly discovered geologic features buried beneath layers of sand. This discovery is being used to guide field studies of the region and has opened up new perspectives on old problems, such as what controls the course of the Nile, a question that has perplexed geologists for centuries. The Nile is the yellowish/green line that runs from the top to the bottom of the image. A small town, Abu Dis, can be seen...
Topics: What -- Discovery, What -- Landsat, What -- Spaceborne Imaging Radar, What -- Space Shuttle...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=464
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by Image processing by Robert Simmon. Data copyright Space Imaging
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Ancient Troy was once a mythical city, known only through the text of Homer’s <i>Iliad.</i> In 1870, however, the German archeologist Heinrich Schlieman discovered the ruins of Troy (and several cities above and beneath it) in northwest Turkey. He located the city by scrutinizing the text of the <i>Iliad,</i> and laboriously exploring the area on foot.Modern scientists and archeologists use high technology such as satellite imagery to...
Topic: Where -- Turkey
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=654
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by Image courtesy NASA/GSFC/MITI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan
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Malta, an independent republic, consists of a small group of islands—Malta, Gozo, Kemmuna, Kemmunett, and Filfla—located in the Mediterranean Sea south of Sicily, with a total area of 316 square kilometers. The capital and leading port of the country is Valletta, which appears as a gray patch around the two deep inlets on Malta’s northern coastline. About 400,000 people live on this island nation. The islands of Malta consist of low-lying coralline limestone plateaus surrounded by...
Topics: What -- Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer, What -- ASTER, What --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16978
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by NASA image created by Jesse Allen, Earth Observatory, using data provided courstesy of NASA/GSFC/METI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and the U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team.
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The ancient city of Angkor sat at the center of the once powerful Khmer Empire of Southeast Asia. Located north of Tonle Sap Lake in Cambodia, the capital city flourished between the 9th and 15th centuries. The royal family abandoned the city in the 15th century, and the city was swallowed by the surrounding jungle, though never entirely abandoned. Now a World Heritage Site, the ruins of the ancient city cover some 400 square kilometers. Angkor has been called one of the most important...
Topics: What -- Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer, What -- Earth, Where --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=17000
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by Images and animation by Vince Realmuto, based on research by Eric Rignot, NASA Jet Propulsion Lab
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A new study of the Patagonia Icefields in South America by NASA and Chile’s Centro de Estudios Cientificos concludes the icefields—the largest non-Antarctic ice masses in the Southern Hemisphere—are thinning at an accelerating pace, faster than other areas on the planet. The runoff from these melting icefields is contributing to an ongoing rise in global sea level. (Click to read the <a href="http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/releases/2003/138.cfm"...
Topics: What -- Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, What -- CONTOUR, What -- Landsat, What -- SRTM, Where --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16610
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Snow remains on some of the mountains on Honshu (bottom) and Hokkaido (center), Japan, in this true-color MODIS image from April 29, 2002. At the bottom of the image, white streaks mark the passage of airplanes to and from Tokyo. To the north, Russia9s Sakhalin Island appears to be experiencing several fires (red dots). v Sensor: Terra/MODIS. Data Start Date: 4/29/02.
Topics: Where -- Japan, Where -- Tokyo
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2845
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by Courtesy of SOHO/LASCO, SOHO/EIT, and SOHO/MDI consortium. SOHO is a project of international cooperation between ESA and NASA.
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At 10:40 UTC on September 24, 2001, a large solar flare erupted from the surface of the sun. Pointed almost directly towards the Earth, the flare caused a coronal mass ejection (CME). Coronal mass ejections are composed of fast-moving clouds of ionized gas. These energetic particles can interfere with wireless communications, damage satellites, disrupt the transmission of electricity, and energize the Earth’s upper atmosphere, causing auroras.The images above show several views of the solar...
Topics: What -- Sun, What -- Earth, What -- FAST, What -- SOHO, What -- Extreme Ultraviolet Imaging...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=15854
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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On May 22, 2002, Svalbard, Norway, tucked inside the Arctic Circle, was showing no signs of spring on land, while in the Barents Sea, ice had begun retreating from the western coastline. This series of images shows the thawing of the sea ice around Svalbard, and also shows snow retreating from the landscape. Patches of brown are showing through, especially along fjords and inlets. Some images show blooms of marine plants called phytoplankton, which create colorful blue and green patterns on the...
Topics: Where -- Svalbard, Where -- Norway, Where -- Barents Sea, Where -- Arctic Ocean
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=3394
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by Astronaut photograph was acquired April 7, 2005, with a Kodak 760C digital camera with a 400 mm lens, and is provided by the ISS Crew Earth Observations experiment and the Image Science & Analysis Group, Johnson Space Center. The supports the laboratory to help astronauts take pictures of Earth that will be of the greatest value to scientists and the public, and to make those images freely available on the Internet. Additional images taken by astronauts and cosmonauts can be viewed at the NASA/JSC
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Sudan’s capital city, Khartoum, translates as “Elephant’s Trunk.” The name describes the shape of the Nile where the Blue and the White Nile Rivers unite to form the single Nile River that flows northward into Egypt. This image shows the rivers near the end of the dry season.The White Nile (western branch) runs through Sudan from Uganda. The White Nile originates in equatorial regions, where rainfall occurs throughout the year; as a result, it runs at a nearly constant rate throughout...
Topics: Where -- Khartoum, Where -- Egypt, Where -- Sudan, Where -- Uganda
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=17190
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Scattered fires were burning in Turkey, Cyprus, Syria, and Lebanon on September 21, 2002. The fires, marked in red, are fairly small, and none show smoke plumes at the 1-kilometer, 500-meter, or 250-meter resolutions. Most of the fires are scattered throughout Turkey, with concentrations in the Adana region (lower middle right) and south of the dry Tuz GC6lC < lakebed (the white spot in central Turkey).To the north of Turkey is the Black Sea. Swirling within its waters are blooms of...
Topics: What -- Sun, Where -- Turkey, Where -- Cyprus, Where -- Syria, Where -- Lebanon, Where -- Black...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=4428
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by Astronaut photograph was taken July 29, 2003 with a Kodak DCS760 digital camera equipped with an 800mm lens and provided by Cynthia A. Evans (Lockheed Martin / Earth Observations Laboratory, Johnson Space Center). The supports the laboratory to help astronauts take pictures of Earth that will be of the greatest value to scientists and the public, and to make those images freely available on the Internet. Additional images taken by astronauts and cosmonauts can be viewed at the NASA/JSC
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high-resolution 1000 pixel-wide image (1.1 MB JPEG) It was Texas hot when this view of the capital city of Austin was taken in late July by astronaut Ed Lu. Adding to the rising temperatures were heated debates in the Texas Capitol Building, where a special session had convened. Eleven senate Democrats thwarted a redistricting vote by disappearing from the state. Were Lu, and his Expedition 7 partner Yuri Malenchenko looking for the missing Democrats? We’ll never know, but they expanded their...
Topics: Who -- Yuri Malenchenko, What -- Earth, What -- International Space Station (ISS), Where -- Texas,...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16552
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by Susan Byrne, NASA GSFC
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Soil moisture plays an important role in preventing or prolonging summer droughts. When the ground is wet, water evaporates as the day warms up. The warm, moist air rises until it encounters colder air high above the Earth's surface, leading to afternoon rainshowers. The water remains in the ground through the cool night, and the cycle repeats the next day. For more information, see &lt;a href="http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Study/NAmerDrought/"&gt;Dry Times in North...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=1229
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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On May 22, 2002, Svalbard, Norway, tucked inside the Arctic Circle, was showing no signs of spring on land, while in the Barents Sea, ice had begun retreating from the western coastline. This series of images shows the thawing of the sea ice around Svalbard, and also shows snow retreating from the landscape. Patches of brown are showing through, especially along fjords and inlets. Sensor: Terra/MODIS. Data Start Date: 5/22/02. Data End Date: 5/22/02.
Topics: Where -- Svalbard, Where -- Norway, Where -- Barents Sea, Where -- Arctic Ocean
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=3391
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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The skies above Greece are exceptionally clear in this true-color Terra MODIS image acquired August 3, 2002, and thewaters of the Mediterranean Sea shine silver and blue. Modern-day Greece is a nation of many islands, but in ancient times, Greece was a looseconfederation of city-states that usually only came together as a whole to defend themselves from invaders. But what ancient Greece was most noted forwas being the root of Western philosophy. Socrates, Isocrates, Plato, Aristotle,...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Greece, Where -- Mediterranean Sea, Where -- Athens, Where -- Albania,...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=3973
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by Image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, NASA GSFC
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Unusually heavy rains hit Morocco in late November 2002, giving rise to floods that killed more than 60 people. The above false-color image (right) displays some of the worst of the flooding just north of the city of Rabat, located on Morocco?s coast. The image was acquired by the &lt;a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink"&gt;Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer&lt;/a&gt; (MODIS) instrument, flying aboard NASA?s Aqua spacecraft.Most of...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Morocco, Where -- Rabat, Where -- Atlantic Ocean
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=18182
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by Image and animation produced by Jesse Allen, NASA GSFC Visualization Analysis Lab, based on NOAA data
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Hurricane Dennis moved slowly north along the North Carolina coast on August 30, 1999, but the eye didn't cross over land. Although this resulted in relatively light damage, high winds and tidal surges eroded beaches and knocked out power to tens of thousands of people. Sensor: No Satellite/ No Data. Data Start Date: 8/30/99.
Topic: Where -- North Carolina
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by NASA graph by Robert Simmon, based on data provided by the NOAA
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Pioneering climate scientist Charles David Keeling died Monday, June 20, 2005. Keeling was best known for his precise measurements of atmospheric carbon dioxide, charted above in the Keeling curve, one of the most recognizable images in modern science.The measurements show the steady rise of carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere over a forty-seven-year period (1958-2005). Regular wobbles reflect the inhalation and exhalation of the Earth as plants grow, absorbing carbon in the summer and...
Topics: What -- Earth, Where -- United States of America
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=17223
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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The Emerald Isle is featured in this true-color &lt;a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink"&gt;Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer&lt;/a&gt; (MODIS) image from March 18, 2003. From its rocky western coastline, Ireland dips toward a central basin of grassy plains dotted with bogs and lakes. At top left of the image is the Atlantic Ocean, at bottom is the Celtic Sea; at right is the Irish Sea. At bottom right, the St. George´s Channel...
Topics: Where -- Ireland, Where -- Atlantic Ocean, Where -- Celtic Sea, Where -- Irish Sea, Where -- Dublin
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=5144
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Against the barren desert of northeastern Africa, the fertile valley of the Nile River runs northward through Egypt. In the higher-resolution images, the city of Cairo can be seen as a gray smudge right where the river widens into its broad fan-shaped delta. Other cities are dotted across the green landscape, giving it a speckled appearance. Where the Nile empties into the Mediterranean Sea (top) the waters are swirling with color, likely a mixture of sediment, organic matter, and possibly...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Egypt, Where -- Cairo, Where -- Mediterranean Sea, Where -- Red Sea, Where...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=4928
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by Image provided by the Satellite Systems Branch.
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These are the Anti-Atlas Mountains, part of the Atlas Mountain range in southern Morocco, Africa. The region contains some of the world’s largest and most diverse mineral resources, most of which are still untouched.This image was acquired by &lt;a HREF="http://landsat7.usgs.gov/"&gt;Landsat 7’s&lt;/a&gt; Enhanced Thematic Mapper plus (ETM+) sensor on June 22, 2001. This is a false-color composite image made using shortwave infrared, infrared, and red wavelengths.
Topics: What -- Atlas, Where -- Morocco
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by (Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Group, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)
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This true-color image of South Africa was acquired on May 14, 2000, by NASA's Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer, or MODIS. The image was produced using a combination of the sensor's 250-m and 500-m resolution visible wavelength bands. As part of the opening ceremony to begin the joint U.S.-South Africa SAFARI Field Experiment, NASA presented print copies of this image as gifts to Dr. Ben Ngubane, Minister of Arts, Science & Technology, and Honorable Advocate Ngoaka Ramathlodi,...
Topics: What -- Capricorn, Where -- South Africa, Where -- Botswana, Where -- Gaborone, Where -- Namibia,...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=15485
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Snow covers southeastern China, North Korea, and parts of South Korea in this true-color Aqua MODIS image acquired December 27, 2002. The North Korean capital city of Pyongyang sits about 130 kilometers northwest of the South Korea border, while the South Korean capital city of Seoul sits only about 40 kilometers southeast of the border. MODIS also detected a fire, marked in red, burning on the southern edge of South Korea, about 50 kilometers northwest of the city of Pusan. Sensor: Aqua/MODIS....
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- China, Where -- Korea, Where -- Pyongyang, Where -- Seoul
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=4725
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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These images from the &lt;a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink"&gt;Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer&lt;/a&gt; (MODIS) show the high, arid, Tibetan Plateau in Asia. Tibet lies north of the Himalaya Mountains in Nepal. The Plateau is dotted with a mixture of fresh and salt water lakes. For example, the two lakes in the left-center portion of the image near the Nepal-China border are fresh water, while the large lakes in the cluster...
Topics: Where -- Nepal, Where -- China
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=4805
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by Data courtesy Bruce Wielicki and Takmeng Wong, and the CERES Science Team at NASA Langley Research Center; Images courtesy Tom Bridgman, NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio.
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CERES measured the thermal energy emitted from the regions of the Indian subcontinent and northern Africa, as shown in this image from May 2001. The heat wave in Pakistan that killed at least 33 people the weekend of May 5-6 is seen in yellow as a region emitting high values of thermal energy.What do the colors mean? The smallest amount of Earth's radiation emitted to space is shown in white over Greenland and Antarctica. The levels of energy increase from blue to red to yellow. The greatest...
Topics: What -- Earth, Where -- Pakistan, Where -- Greenland
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=1822
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by Image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, NASA GSFC
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Unusually heavy rains hit Morocco last week, giving rise to floods that killed more than 60 people. The above false-color image (right) displays some of the worst of the flooding near the city of Rabat, located on Morocco?s west coast. The image was acquired by the &lt;a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink"&gt;Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer&lt;/a&gt; (MODIS) instrument, flying aboard NASA?s Aqua spacecraft.Most of the casualties...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Morocco, Where -- Rabat, Where -- Atlantic Ocean
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16288
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by Astronaut photograph was acquired June 8, 2006, with a Kodak 760C digital camera using an 800 mm lens, and is provided by the ISS Crew Earth Observations experiment and the Image Science & Analysis Group, Johnson Space Center. The image in this article has been cropped and enhanced to improve contrast. Lens artifacts have been removed. The supports the laboratory to help astronauts take pictures of Earth that will be of the greatest value to scientists and the public, and to make those images freely available on the Internet. Additional images taken by astronauts and cosmonauts can be viewed at the
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The city-state of Carthage in North Africa was founded by Phoenician settlers in 814 BC, and it subsequently became the seat of a trade empire that controlled much of the western Mediterranean region (including most of the former Phoenician lands). Carthage was completely destroyed by the Roman Republic during the Third (and final) Punic War (149-146 BC). The end of Carthage has been made notorious by the story that the Romans allegedly sowed the city with salt to ensure that no further rivals...
Topics: Where -- Mediterranean Sea, Where -- Tunis, Where -- Tunisia
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=17589
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by Image created by Reto Stockli with the help of Alan Nelson, under the leadership of Fritz Hasler
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Recalling the famous Apollo-era pictures of Earth taken by lunar astronauts, this digital image is a spectacular portrait of the Western Hemisphere at the time of one of the strongest hurricanes ever observed in the Eastern Pacific.This combination of science, engineering and artistry was generated by researchers in the Laboratory for Atmospheres at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, using data from three different Earth-observing satellite instruments.The research team's goal...
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Environmental Satellite, What -- GOES-O, What -- Polar, What -- Moon, Where...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=15410
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by Image provided by the Earth Science and Image Analysis Laboratory, Johnson Space Center
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&lt;i&gt;November 2000&lt;/i&gt;—A mass of storm clouds was observed and recorded from the International Space Station (ISS) by the Expedition 1 crew members. The picture, made with an Electrical Still Camera (ESC), was the first Earth observation still image downlinked by the three-man crew. Crew members are cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev, flight engineer; astronaut William Shepherd, mission commander; and cosmonaut Yuri Gidzenko, Soyuz commander.Because the ISS communication...
Topics: Who -- Sergei Krikalev, Who -- William Shepherd, Who -- Yuri Gidzenko, What -- International Space...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=1510
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by Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC
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This stunning true-color image provides a rare, cloud-free look at the island nation of New Zealand, including most of its North and South Islands. This scene was acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), flying aboard NASA’s Terra satellite, on October 23, 2002. New Zealand is situated in the South Pacific Ocean, roughly 2,000 km (1,250 miles) southeast of Australia. Wellington, the capital of New Zealand, is located on the southern tip of the North Island,...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- New Zealand, Where -- Pacific Ocean, Where -- Australia, Where --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16323
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by Animation by Robert Simmon, courtesy of the Global Hydrology and Climate Center
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In this animation, lightning flashes -- recorded during the NASA Lightning Imaging Sensor's pass over storms moving through Oklahoma in October 1998 -- are overlaid on high-resolution infrared cloud-top data from the orbiting Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite. High flash rates visible in the heaviest storm areas may indicate the potential for tornado formation. With an optical sensor locked into geostationary orbit over the Earth, such useful information would be available...
Topics: What -- Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM), What -- Earth, Where -- Oklahoma
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=176
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by NASA JPL
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Global images of Earth from Galileo. In each frame, the continent of Antarctica is visible at the bottom of the globe. South America may be seen in the first frame (top left), the great Pacific Ocean in the second (bottom left), India at the top and Australia to the right in the third (top right), and Africa in the fourth (bottom right). Taken at six-hour intervals on December 11, 1990, at a range of between 2 and 2.7 million kilometers (1.2 to 1.7 million miles). P-37630 < P>These images...
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Galileo, What -- Sun, Where -- Pacific Ocean, Where -- Australia, Where --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=589
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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On May 22, 2002, Svalbard, Norway, tucked inside the Arctic Circle, was showing no signs of spring on land, while in the Barents Sea, ice had begun retreating from the western coastline. This series of images shows the thawing of the sea ice around Svalbard, and also shows snow retreating from the landscape. Patches of brown are showing through, especially along fjords and inlets. Some images show blooms of marine plants called phytoplankton, which create colorful blue and green patterns on the...
Topics: Where -- Svalbard, Where -- Norway, Where -- Barents Sea, Where -- Arctic Ocean
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=4233
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by Animation courtesy by Marit Jentoft-Nilsen, NASA/GSFC Visualization and Analysis Lab
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To mark the 30th anniversary of the Apollo 17 mission and the famous “Blue Marble” full Earth image, Goddard Space Flight Center’s Visualization and Analysis Lab has rendered a new visualization inspired by the mission.The 21 second visualization begins with the current Kennedy Space Center launch pads in the Cape Canveral area where the Apollo missions started and the Space Shuttle Missions start today. The launch pads and Florida recede from view and the full Earth fills the frame. This...
Topics: What -- Apollo 17, What -- Earth, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Moon, What -- Clementine,...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=4267
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by ASTER image created by Jesse Allen, Earth Observatory, using data obtained courtesy of NASA/GSFC/METI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team
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The ancient city of Jerusalem is cloaked in shades of purple in this image based on data acquired by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer &lt;a HREF="http://asterweb.jpl.nasa.gov" target="outlink"&gt;(ASTER)&lt;/a&gt; on NASA’s &lt;a HREF="http://terra.nasa.gov" target="outlink"&gt;Terra&lt;/a&gt; satellite on April 3, 2000. Using shortwave infrared, infrared, and red wavelengths (ASTER bands...
Topics: What -- Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer, What -- ASTER, Where --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=17021
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by NASA image created by Jesse Allen, Earth Observatory, using data obtained from the University of Maryland’s
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Kiev (also spelled Kyiv) is the capital of Ukraine, the second largest country in Europe (second only to Russia and slightly larger than France). The city’s history has long been entwined with Russia’s. In the region’s early history, Kiev was the capital city of a state that encompassed much of the surrounding lands. Invaded by the Mongols in the 13th century, Kiev fell from primacy, but rebuilt itself and remained a major city power for centuries. It became the capital of the newly...
Topics: What -- Landsat 7, Where -- Kiev, Where -- Ukraine, Where -- Russia, Where -- France, Where --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=17490
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Sea surface height measurements provide insights into ocean circulation, climate cycles such as El Niño, sea-level rise, and ocean tides. These data are presented as anomalies, the difference between the measured height at a given time and the average height of the ocean surface at that location. Sea-levels lower than normal are colored blue, while higher than normal are yellow. Levels at or near average sea level are white. These measurements were made by the radar altimeter aboard the...
Topics: What -- Altimeter, What -- TOPEX/Poseidon
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by NASA image courtesy of Jeff Schmaltz, , NASA-Goddard Space Flight Center.
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An early June dust storm stretched from northern Saudi Arabia into Iraq (to the north) and Kuwait (to the east). The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer &lt;a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov/"&gt;(MODIS)&lt;/a&gt;, flying onboard the &lt;a href="http://www.aqua.nasa.gov/"&gt;Aqua&lt;/a&gt; satellite, captured this image on June 6, 2005. The storm appears in this image as a beige swirl curling up and toward the right. The dust...
Topics: Where -- Saudi Arabia, Where -- Iraq, Where -- Kuwait, Where -- Persian Gulf
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=20028
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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This &lt;a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink"&gt;Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer&lt;/a&gt; (MODIS) image from May 1, 2003, shows southeastern China (top), North Korea (center) and South Korea (bottom). The higher elevations and more northern latitudes are lagging behind the new growth of spring vegetation visible across South Korea. Large areas of North Korea, especially the western coast, are deforested, probably contributing to...
Topics: Where -- China, Where -- Korea
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=5322
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by Susan Byrne, NASA GSFC
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Dry soil has the opposite effect on rainfall. As the temperature rises during the day, the air near the Earth's surface heats up and rises, but does not contain enough moisture to form rainclouds. As each day passes more moisture is removed from the ground, enhancing the effect. For more information, see &lt;a href="http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Study/NAmerDrought/"&gt;Dry Times in North America&lt;/a&gt;. Sensor: No Satellite/ No Data.
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by Image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, at NASA GSFC
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Once used by Alexander the Great in his effort to conquer the known world, the high-altitude passes of the Hindu Kush remain important trade and travel routes. Glaciers and heavy snowfall are ever-present features of these mountains, which rise to 7,692 meters (26,236 feet) in height.Straddling the borders between Pakistan, Afghanistan, and India, the Hindu Kush is heavily populated. Though the valleys are heavily irrigated, growing crops at such high altitudes and low temperatures is...
Topics: What -- Terra, What -- Indus, Where -- The Valley, Where -- Pakistan, Where -- Afghanistan, Where...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16683
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by Astronaut photograph was taken October 20 , 2003 with a Kodak DCS760 digital camera equipped with an 800 mm lens and provided by Cynthia A. Evans (Lockheed Martin / Earth Observations Laboratory, Johnson Space Center). The supports the laboratory to help astronauts take pictures of Earth that will be of the greatest value to scientists and the public, and to make those images freely available on the Internet. Additional images taken by astronauts and cosmonauts can be viewed at the NASA/JSC .
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Were astronauts cheering the Red Sox from the International Space Station? Or enjoying New England’s fall colors on a fine fall day in mid October (the red color along the estuary north of Logan airport hints of the fall colors that the region enjoyed)? Or trying to observe Boston’s “Big Dig”, the local transportation project that is now the largest civil engineering project in U.S. history? Regardless of the reason, this image provides a good bird’s-eye view of the center of the...
Topics: What -- International Space Station (ISS), Where -- Boston
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16637
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by Animation by Jesse Allen, NASA GSFC, based on data from the and
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The Kuiseb River in Namibia is bordered on one side by the tallest sand dunes in the world, and on the other by barren rock. The red sand dunes south of the river reach heights over 150 meters. The prevailing winds blow the dunes northward, but their movement is blocked by the river. In the process, so much sand and silt is deposited in the Kuiseb that it only reaches the sea while it is in flood.
Topic: Where -- Namibia
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=15486
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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This true-color image of western Mexico was acquired from data collected on October 30, 2001. In the upper-right portion of the image are the Sierra Madre Occidental mountains as they pass through the central region of Mexico. Running parallel to the western coastline of Mexico, the Sierra Madre Occidental spans 700 miles, and is one of the 3 mountain chains that comprise the Sierra Madres, the principal mountain system in Mexico.Lake Chapala, Mexico's largest natural lake, shows up as the...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2244
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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On May 22, 2002, Svalbard, Norway, tucked inside the Arctic Circle, was showing no signs of spring on land, while in the Barents Sea, ice had begun retreating from the western coastline. This series of images shows the thawing of the sea ice around Svalbard, and also shows snow retreating from the landscape. Patches of brown are showing through, especially along fjords and inlets. Some images show blooms of marine plants called phytoplankton, which create colorful blue and green patterns on the...
Topics: Where -- Svalbard, Where -- Norway, Where -- Barents Sea, Where -- Arctic Ocean
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=3393
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by Images courtesy , NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
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View an &lt;a href="/Newsroom/NewImages/Images/superflare.mov"&gt;animation&lt;/a&gt; from the Extreme ultraviolet Imaging Telescope (EIT).At 4:51 p.m. EDT, on Monday, April 2, 2001, the sun unleashed the biggest solar flare ever recorded, as observed by the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) satellite. The flare was definitely more powerful than the famous solar flare on March 6, 1989, which was related to the disruption of power grids in Canada. This recent...
Topics: What -- Extreme Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope, What -- Sun, What -- SOHO, What -- Earth, Where --...
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by Image provided by the Satellite Systems Branch as part of the Earth as Art II image series
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Dark-colored volcanic cones sprout from an ancient lava field known as Harrat Al Birk along Saudi Arabia's Red Sea coastline. Many such lava fields dot the Arabian Peninsula and range in age from 2 million to 30 million years old.This image was acquired by &lt;a HREF="http://landsat7.usgs.gov/"&gt;Landsat 7’s&lt;/a&gt; Enhanced Thematic Mapper plus (ETM+) sensor.
Topics: Where -- Saudi Arabia, Where -- Red Sea
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16790
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by Astronaut photograph was taken with an Electronic Still Camera equipped with 85 mm lens and is provided by the Earth Sciences and Image Analysis Laboratory at Johnson Space Center. Additional images taken by astronauts and cosmonauts can be viewed at the NASA-JSC
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&lt;font size="-2" face="helvetica, arial, sans"&gt;high resolution &lt;a href="http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/sseop/images/EO/highres/ISS006/ISS006-E-36913.JPG" target="outlink"&gt;1000 pixel-wide image&lt;/a&gt; (600 KB JPEG)&lt;/font&gt;After sunset the borders of “The City of Angels” are defined as much by its dark terrain features as by its well-lit grid of streets and freeways. Over 13 million people inhabit the coastal...
Topics: What -- International Space Station (ISS), Where -- Los Angeles
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16412
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San Francisco is one of the largest cities in the United States. Roughly three quarters of a million people live within the city proper, with about seven million within the broader metropolitan area. The city predates the gold rush of 1849, but as a port city on the way to the California gold fields, San Francisco saw explosive population growth after the first discoveries were announced. By 1869, it was connected to the Eastern cities by railroad, and at that time, it was one of the ten...
Topics: Where -- United States of America, Where -- California, Where -- Pacific Ocean, Where -- New York...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16991
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The Shenandoah National Park stretches through the Blue Ridge Mountains in northern Virginia. The area was first set aside as a National Park in 1935 after many years of effort. One aim was to create a substantial national park similar to those previously created in the West, but located nearer to the population centers of the U.S. East Coast. The park idea was developed gradually before 1935, with some land acquisitions for a 100-foot right-of-way along the ridgeline for the creation of...
Topics: What -- Swift, What -- TRACE, Where -- The Valley, Where -- Virginia, Where -- West Virginia, Where...
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by NASA image created by Jesse Allen, Earth Observatory, using ASTER data provided courtesy of NASA/GSFC/METI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan
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Although some maps may make Maine look like it’s farther north, the northernmost part of the contiguous United States is actually Northwest Angle, Minnesota. The northward protrusion of this piece of land from the rest of the United States was due to an 18th-century mistake about geography. In 1783, when the Treaty of Paris concluded the American Revolutionary War, the United States and Great Britain agreed that the new U.S. border in that part of the continent would extend from the most...
Topics: What -- Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer, Where -- Maine, Where --...
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Mount Vesuvius is more dangerous than previously thought, says a new study published in the March 21, 2006, issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. About 3,780 years ago, a massive eruption buried land and villages as far as 25 kilometers northwest of the volcano—a region that today includes the city of Naples, Italy, and has a population of more than three million people. Giuseppe Mastrolorenzo, Pierpaolo Petrone, Lucia Pappalardo, and Michael Sheridan discovered an...
Topic: Where -- Italy
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=17496